Published: Sun, July 01, 2018
Sci-tech | By Brandy Patterson

Hot forecast for Canada Day weekend

Hot forecast for Canada Day weekend

It says people can find respite from the heat in seven cooling stations across the city with temperatures expected to reach the mid-30s.

Humidex values could exceed 40 Celsius in southern Quebec and could reach the mid-40s in southern Ontario.

Environment Canada says the current indications suggest the heat wave could continue through next week, and that it is the most significant heat event of the past few years.

The Canada Day weekend is going to be a scorcher here in our area.

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It could be the hottest weather event of the season and because of the intensity of the weather situation, heat warnings are likely to be issued in the afternoons.

"What we're seeing in parts of central Ontario are probably very close to record amounts of humidex", said David Phillips, senior climatologist from Environment Canada, noting Canada Day revelers on Parliament Hill in Ottawa could witness the hottest July 1 in 55 years.

The weather agency says there will be "little relief from the heat" with overnight lows in the low 20s.

"With all the planned outdoor activities of the long weekend, people should be aware of the predicted weather conditions and take the necessary precautions". However, if working outside, make sure to take frequent breaks in cool areas.

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There's a special weather statement in effect for Cape Breton this weekend as a warm and humid airmass settles over the Maritimes.

Toronto's medial officer of health has also issued a heat warning for the city.

These hot temperatures could persist through next week.

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